The International Conference on Bio-Based Polymers and Composites 2012

Imre Balazs
2012 Applied Rheology  
The environmental awareness of the society is continuously increasing, and already became an important factor in the development of new materials and technologies. The tendency is recognized also by the European Community, which supports a considerable number of projects in order to accelerate the development of materials satisfying public demand. Three such projects, Biostruct, Forbioplast and Woody, with overlapping scopes focus on the valorization of forest derived resources for the
more » ... es for the production of bio-based products like polymers, additives and composites with natural reinforcements for various applications including agriculture, automotive, construction, electronics and packaging. The management of the these projects decided to join forces to organize a conference in order to create a possibility to disseminate their results and to increase the efficiency of their research and development by exchanging ideas with leading experts in the field. The International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2012) has been organized for the firstbut possibly not the last -time between May 27 and 31, 2012 in Siófok, Hungary, with 230 registered participants, more than 90 oral and 110 poster presentations. Scientific and technological presentations focused on the theory and practice of bio-based polymers as well as their blends and composites. Rheological characterization of materials is a technique of high importance in polymer science, and also in the field of natural based and biodegradable polymers in particular. Hereunder, we
doi:10.1515/arh-2012-0011 fatcat:eyqirgu77nbcnphkucbn3nutx4